Jörg Schönbohm

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Jörg Schönbohm at a CDU campaign rally in Berlin-Tegel

Jörg Schönbohm (born 2 September 1937 in Neu Golm) is a German politician (CDU) and a retired Lieutenant General. He was the first commander of the Bundeswehr Eastern Command in 1990, which supervised the absorption of the East German National People's Army into the Federal German armed forces. In 1991 he became the Inspector of the Army, the highest-ranking officer in the German Army; upon his retirement in 1992 he became Under Secretary for Security policy in the Federal Ministry of Defence. From 1996 to 1998 Schönbohm was Senator of the Interior for the city of Berlin, and from 1999 to 2009 he held the same office as Interior Minister for the state of Brandenburg.

Personal life[edit]

Schönbohm is Protestant, married with three children and resides in Kleinmachnow in Potsdam-Mittelmark. His brother Wulf is a CDU politician as well.



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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Henning von Ondarza
Inspector of the Army
27 October 1991–18 February 1992
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Helge Hansen
Preceded by
Generalmajor Harald Schulz
Commander of 3rd Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)
11 March 1988 – 5 January 1989
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Winfried Weick